*** I am writing to a girl in Cebu in the Philippines.Why don't you
run marriage tours to the Philippines?
Ah yes Cebu in the Philippines.Probably every single and probably some married,not counting guys using girls photos
to get money,women in Cebu is in one or more pen pal books,web sites,etc.
The good part about the Philippines is that
most women can speak,read and write English,but everything after that is a BIG minus:
1.First of all it is illegal
in the Philippines to run marriage tours to their country and on occasion they have arrested and jailed the tour operator
of a marriage tour (I know of one who was sentenced to 7 years in jail after waiting in jail for almost 2 years to go to trial)
and have jailed a few of the tour members as material witnesses.
2.There is such an overwhelming desire to come to America in the Philippines that it becomes very hard to judge their
sincerity. They will tell you anything to get over here and then it is not unheard of that they go underground on you soon
after they get here or stay married to you for two years and then get a divorce and are able to stay here as legal residents.
3.Most Filipinas are fairly religious Catholic or Church of Christ members and if you do not practice their faith
it becomes a problem.
4.No matter how humble their background in the Philippines they have sort of matriarchal society at home and you
will find that your Philippine wife becomes very bossy at home and you might have to explain things to her like why you arrived
home from work 20 minutes
5.You will find that your Filipina wife will leave you no peace until you try to bring over every living relative
they have-parents,brothers, sisters,aunts and uncles,etc.
6.Not scientific,but probably accurate,I would say that no more than 45-50% of US Filipina marriage are successful
at best. We feel that places like-the Philippines,Russia, the Ukraine,Columbia are NOT good places to find a wife.
In turn in Thailand (again not scientific but probably accurate) the US-Thai divorce rate is about 10-15%.